TWA Hotel

Stonehill Taylor brought a fresh look to a midcentury modern hotel full of history, sleek design, and famous architecture at the TWA Hotel located in John F. Kennedy airport in New York City, New York.

  • area / size 200,000 sqft
  • rooms 512
  • Year 2019
  • Type Hotel,
  • Designed by world-renowned architect Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962, the TWA Flight Center was built for Trans World Airlines (TWA) by Howard Hughes to represent the era’s excitement of travel. The TWA Flight Center was designated a New York City landmark in 1994 and, a er its closure in 2001, was listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places in 2005. MCR and MORSE Development are restoring the treasured 200,000-square-foot building into the heart of the TWA Hotel.

    Set in two low-rise buildings, the TWA Hotel’s 512 ultra-quiet, Sixties-inspired guest rooms feature authentic Saarinen-designed midcentury modern Knoll furnishings, martini bars, vintage rotary phones and gleaming terrazzo-tiled bathrooms with Hollywood-style vanities. Accessible through Saarinen’s iconic flight tubes made famous by the 2002 lm Catch Me If You Can, the rooms designed by New York City rm Stonehill Taylor are accented with warm wood elements and brushed brass.

    Design: Stonehill Taylor
    Photography: David Mitchell